Survival in space: A unit on plants

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Frank Richard Drumwright


This unit provides a motivating way for high school biology students to engage in an instructional unit on plants. During this unit students will engage in observational and organizational processes while exploring plant structure/function, life cycle, and propagation.  As the unit concludes students propose a formal plan to provide a sustainable plant-based food source for 300 people.


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Lessons - Demonstrations - Instructional Insights
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Frank Richard Drumwright, MSD Pike High School, HASTI, IABT

9-12 Have taught; Physical Science, Applied Biology, Biology, Zoology, Botany, ALS Plants, Honors Biology, Advanced Environmental Science. 

Sponsor Pike Sierra Club, Pike Rocket Club, Pike Horticulture Club.  

Have taught for 28 years, since 1988